Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Linux - How to verify that your CPU supports Virtualization

To verify that your CPU supports Virtualization technology:

* Intel CPU:

$ sudo grep --color vmx /proc/cpuinfo

If the output has vmx flag, your Intel CPU supports VT.


* AMD CPU:

$ sudo grep --color svm /proc/cpuinfo

If the output has svm flag, your AMD CPU supports VT.



Now, you can enable the Virtualization Technology from the BIOS:




Cool!!! My Laptop supports VT!!!! \m/\m/\m/


Reference: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-xen-vmware-kvm-intel-vt-amd-v-support/


P/S: an alternative way is to use kvm-ok:

$sudo apt-get install cpu-checker
$sudo kvm-ok